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Artificer Productions

Publications

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The Artificer Productions catalogue features advanced drumming books, compositions, and musical literature. Books are available directly through our store both digitally and in spiralbound paperback form, and from major retailers like Amazon.

Drum Kit Coordination Patterns

Funk and Rock

ISBN:

9780995727373

Year of Publication:

2022

Jonathan Curtis

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A collection of coordination patterns in the funk, rock, and fusion styles. Patterns are clearly laid out across dozens of sets, allowing the student to see instantly how each limb aligns within the pattern. The hundreds of functional patterns can be combined in near infinite ways, giving the student access to a vast and practical vocabulary of timekeeping grooves.

Fundamentals of Jazz Composition

An Exploration of Musical Language

ISBN:

9780995727342

Year of Publication:

2022

Sam Jackson

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This book presents an in-depth analysis of the vocabulary, methods, and tools of jazz composition. Written from the perspective of the composer, it explores the ways in which the jazz greats wrote the music that has become the standard repertoire.

The Music Box Suite

Duets for Snare Drum and Marimba

ISBN:

9780995727366

Year of Publication:

2022

Jonathan Curtis

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Four original compositions for snare drum and marimba; featuring original, challenging vocabulary across pieces composed with mathematical and process-based conceptual ideas. This advanced collection is perfect for percussionists looking for new repertoire.

The Snare Drum Virtuoso

Technical Studies for the Development of Snare Drum Technique

ISBN:

9780995727359

Year of Publication:

2022

Jonathan Curtis

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A collection of technical studies for the development of snare drum technique. Featuring studies dedicated to the fundamental strokes, rudimental vocabulary, advanced rhythmic applications, and more.

Snare Drum Compositions

Volume 1

ISBN:

9780995727328

Year of Publication:

2021

Jonathan Curtis

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A collection of five advanced compositions for solo snare drum. This collection features pieces based on mathematical principles, exploratory arrangement and structural principles, and a mixture of orchestral, French, and North American rudimental vocabulary. Foreword by Joe Tompkins.

Broken Time Drumming

A Complete Concept for the Development of Broken Time Drumming

ISBN:

9780995727335

Year of Publication:

2020

Jonathan Curtis

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This book is a conceptual study of broken time jazz drumming, featuring stylistic analysis, excerpts and transcriptions, vocabulary sets, an a comprehensive approach to link it all together. This is the most comprehensive book on broken time playing available today.

Linear Freedom

A Complete Concept for the Development of Linear Drumming

ISBN:

9780995727304

Year of Publication:

2017

Jonathan Curtis

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A complete concept for the development of linear drumming, this book features conceptual analysis, a comprehensive approach to vocabulary, studies, transcriptions, and solos in the linear style. It is the most comprehensive book on linear drumming available today.